We are looking for volunteers from across London & The South, who are passionate about Black music and/or Black history, to help us with an exciting heritage project. This will capture the life & times of UK independent record stores that specialised in Black music, from 1950 onwards. Volunteers will steer research and interviews, to capture this history and share it in a ground-breaking documentary film, website and book. This volunteering opportunity is free and included free Oral History training.
To take part, you will need to:
- be aged 18+.
- have an interest in Black music and/or Black History.
- be willing to learn new media skills and/or put existing ones into practice.
- attend 2 x 3 hour sessions of oral history training in October 2023 at the University of Greenwich, if you join the project by then (dates to be confirmed).
- be able to commit to at least 8 x 3 hour sessions in total, between October 2023 and July 2024.
No prior knowledge or experience is necessary, and the time commitment is flexible on a sessional basis. Some sessions will be scheduled on evenings and/ or weekends, to enable a range of people to take part. We would also consider virtual volunteering, if you are unable to attend in person (e.g. research).
If you are interested:
Applications close 30 October